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KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square
1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Inspired keyboardist, composer, prolific studio musician and producer Brian Simpson has a soulful approach to music that has made him first call for many including Janet Jackson, Teena Marie, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz. Simpson has always been a working jazz musician and has toured with some of the greats of recent jazz history, including George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Billy Cobham, and Gerald Albright.
Simpson hits the JazzFest stage with four other musicians as part of his Smooth Jazz All Stars. Grammy Award-nominated artists Maysa and Kenny Lattimore will bring R&B and gospel vocals while saxophonists, Kim Waters and Paul Taylor will round it out.
Best known for his role in Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry’s deft keyboard skills have been blowing minds around the world for more than two decades. He and the band whip up an intoxicating blend of blues, soul, R&B, Afrobeat, gospel, and jazz, blurring genres and upending expectations at every turn.
Children under two years old are generally not permitted in the theaters. At designated performances Children of all ages are permitted. However, everyone regardless of age must have a ticket. All children must be seated with an adult. Any person disrupting a performance or inhibiting the enjoyment of an event for guests may be removed from the theater without refund.